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misthe country theoretically. >> but not for the traffic. stay with you us, new 4/contis continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> a car slamses in to a building leaves two injured. we'll hear from witnesses. good morning, i'm pat lawson. >>> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today." we want to take a live look outside. it is 64 degrees. a nice refreshing morning. stars twinkling out in the sky. >> fall starting to set in. >> and some of the leaves are setting down only because it's so darn dry. we have had will this will drought on going and there we go, another string of dry days coming up. we do finally have a likelihood of much needed rain arriving on sunday, but for this thursday morning, no travel problems. off to work and school under a mostly clear sky now. and temperatures 66 at national airport. it's cool, down into the upper 50s now in western fairfax county, louden, parts of prince william. blue ridge, northern montgomery only near 60. and low 60s now in arlington and in prince george's county, southern montgomery is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and w
holding forth giving us another dry day with plenty of sunshine and should be a bit hotter too. afternoon highs in the upper 80s. more of the same tomorrow. a front coming through midday with clouds and giving us a small chance of a shower and blustery wind. we'll cool down thursday and friday. highs 70s with sunshine. ashley, how's the traffic now? >> good morning, jumping into virginia, taking a look at 66 in the eastbound direction, this is the pace past route 50 all the way to the beltway. you're in the clear. through falls church heading through arlington, clean bill of health as well. all is quiet through college park making the trip towards the silver spring area. lanes are open and 95 also getting off -- volume is on the increase at this early hour but still at the posted speed limit for the remainder of your troop 395 and into the freeway. back to you. >>> summer vacation is finally over this morning for hundreds of thousands of children in our area students in several counties go back to school and megan mcgrath is live. >> reporter: a number of jurisdictions went back to school
to go back to aaron gillcrest. >> aaron, what do you have for us there? >> guys, i was just making note of the fact that we're starting to get into the rush hour time here in the silver spring area. it's always a busy area to drive through and traffic, as well. but right now, things are starting to pick up as people start to come through this area and are blocked at many turns. we have a gentleman here with us, jim, who was just leaving work today. and you've been telling us that you're trying to figure out to get where you're going this afternoon, right? >> yeah.7á+zcd. >> if we can, we'll provide you the information at that time. >> [ inaudible ]. >> no, i can't. still on the first floor? >> [ inaudible ]. >> no. i can't answer that. there is still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> are you afraid he'll hear about it and it will disturb negotiations? >> there are a couple different categories as far as information. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how
. >> briefly, yes. remarkable couple of years. a long time ago. stay with us, we've got "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00. >> breaking news, three people are dead in an overnight crash involving an ambulance. we are live with dails. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, september 16th, 2010. we want to take a live look outside right now. it is 65 degrees. a cool, refreshing morning. another autumn day. tom says clouds are moving in. good morning to you, tom. >> well, to help out our parched region with the drought ongoing we have a chance for much-needed rain. that is probably not going to be arriving until this evening, after sunset. between nownd then, another dry day. and right now around our region the temperatures are showing a mild start compared to the last couple oforning when it's been rather chilly. right ow it's generally in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington and near the waters. out in the mountains, low 50s in many locations. eastn shore in the low 60s. and as we take a l
of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale response. everybody playing roles from the accident viims to the families that would come to see them to the incidents responders themselves both on and off airport. >> what happens after the drill? what do you do? do you go over how thing went? what changes need to be made? >> at that lot of planning goes into this
. the impact on horse racing and animal lovers is being felt. jackie bensen joins us with more. >> reporter: when steve clark saw fire he did what many people do almost automatically these days, he pulled out his cell phone to take pictures. that phone record ad chaotic scene and heroic rescue. this couple were heading home when they saw fire. >> the horse barn is on fire. >> reporter: one barn was engulfed in flames which spread to a second barn and threatened a third. amber is a life long rider and horse lover. >> it was difficult. we're with unfamiliar horses that were scared doet. >> reporter: it was 4:00 a.m. and so dark rescuers used cell phones to see inside the third barn which was filling up with smoke. >> this whole thing is going to flash. we need to get out of here. >> any halters you can find. >> reporter: when the flames were extinguished fire officials announced the terrible toll, more than two dozen racehorses lost their lives. >> unfortunately, this fire had a big start on us. when we arrived we had fire blowing maybe 30 to 40 feet out of the roof of the barns. >> reporter:
in on the northwesterly breezes and that h be with us here throughout the day today with lots of sunshine and cooper weather. highs reaching near 80. that wind will be gusting around 25-mile-an-hour or so and it will diminish a bit tonight and still be a bit blustery tomorrow. cool tomorrow morning again down into the mid-50s. and saturday looks delightful, sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon, highs near 80, clouding up saturday night. could get much needed rain on sunday with highs near 80, but it does look like it will end in time for the skins game sunday night. now let's check traffic on this thursday morning. ashley linder, good morning. >>> fortunately we're wrapping up overnight road construction. we had a ton of it, so the inner loop at little river that's all gone and the outer look at 66, they're in the process of picking up that work zone. route 1 new college park, all is quiet. the taillights although it's hard to make out which is the tail and which are the headlight, but those tail heights there are leaving college park headed around towards greenbelt and lanes are open and a
, and that earth's shadow right now is over the central atlantic. and i will be approaching us, and we'll have thesunrise coming up this morning later and later. it's around 7:00 in the morning. over the last 12 thundershowers we've had the overnight showers dissipate and we've got a weak area of high pressure now in place from new england all the way down to georgia and that southerly andsouthwesterly flow around that high is going to be warming things up today. we should be making it into the low 90s. the record is 98. and tn tomorrow we may be near or breaking the record. record is 94. we may be right near that by midafternoon. then finally, things get more reasonable, but still warmer than arage on saturday. sunday some clouds around. there's a small chance of a passing power on sunday, with an east and southeterly flow. we'll take a look into next week coming up. let's check traffic now on this thursday morning. jerry, how's it looking? >> good morning, everyone. looking pretty goods we get going. lots of overnight oadwork including this stretch 6 the capital beltway on theva side. travel
of adams morgan. and on this mild evening, there were a lot of people out and about. john shriffen joins us with the story. john? >> reporter: well, doreen, as you said, a lot of people out here. a wild scene now just south of adams morgan as a beautiful night turned into tragedy. i want you to look at the scene now. you can see this white car resting in the window of this restaurant. you can see glass and debris just laying on the ground from the impact. witnesses say the female driver of this white car came zooming down 18th street, slammed into two pedestrians on the sidewalk. some of them flying into the air. now, one of those pedestrians is in the hospital fighting for her life. >> i mean, it's surreal. it's not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witnesses on florida navy enjoying dinner were horrified to see this white car barrel down the street, plow through two pedestrians and smashed into the front of the karen restaurant. >> there was another car that was coming -- either turning up 18th and making a right or was coming across florida avenue. and it looked like she
a quick check on forecast, meteorologist chuck bell is here th us this morning and i liking the fact in two hours temperature here has only climbed three degrees. >> still a very warm day today. nowhere near the craziness of yeerday. yesterday 99. we're nowhere near that today. we'll be within a whisper of another 90 degree day today you can believe that as the move september starting to get very close to over. right now clouds hanging over washington. no real rain threat. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. we're 77 downtown. 77 up in the panhandle of west virginia. 75 in quantico. that band of light rain showers is fallingapart as it comes out of the mountains. not much of a rain threat here in washington. ahead of the cold front, one more really warm da today with temperatures up close to 90 degrees. florida international, the panthers are coming up to college park to take on the terrapins today. 85 degrees at noon in college park. ood weather for the maryland game. >>> in our headlines we're following brking news out of prince george's county. that is where three people have be
for comments he made about the september 11 attacks at the united nations yesterday. ahmadinejad claimed the u.s. government orchestrated 9/11 in an attempt to boost the u.s. economy and to help israel. >> it was offensive, it was hateful, and particurly for him to make the statement here in manhattan was inexcusable. >> they also said ahmadinejad's remarks would only serve to further isolate his governnt. analysts say he probably made the statement to deflect taec s attentions away from iran's nuclear defenses. >>> it appears lindsay lohan is going to get out of jail. >>> three bank robbers able to steal moy from a bank without ever going inside. >> what's ahead with our weekend weather? >> big changes on the way in the four-day forecast. we'll have that for you showing you when the next chances for rain may be. dan? >>> coming up in sports, is it going to be chet williams or stefan hire starting with the redskins? we're talking high school football. they try to etend their winning streak to 13 games. and should the nats finally have their hey, ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas? capital on
went on there. >> at this time i was not in view of it so i can't comment on that. >> can you tell us how many shooters there were and was it just one shot? >> i'm sorry. what was the question? >> how many shooters were there? snipers were there? >> i don't know yet. that is still under investigation. >> the suspect in this case was arrested as a result of a protest, i guess, at discovery in february of 2008. as a result of that arrest, he was charged with disorderly conduct. he was convicted and serve ad ten-day sentence for disorderly conduct for the protest he did here. he was taking homeless individuals and paying them sum of money to protest with him at the site of this building. as a condition of this probation in 2008, he was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from the discovery building. his probation ended two weeks ago. >> david, do you expect to be back open for business tomorrow morning? >> we'll be communicating with employees later tonight. it is an active crime scene. >> [ inaudible ]. >> at this time we need to get back to the command post. we thank you very much.
afghanistan are so angry about the planned burning of the koran, they denounced the u.s. and the church has posted anti-muslim slogans on the internet and advertised a koran burning right in front of its church, the dove world outreach center coming up on the anniversary of 9/11. the goal according to the pastser is to stand up to islamic extremism. u.s. military leaders and top officials in the administration, condemn his plan calling the act un-american. david petraeus reacted with this statement, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult. >> we think that these are provocative acts. they are disrespectful and intolerant. they a they are deadvicive. >>> this demands the strongest possible condemnation. >> to those who do this, i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> all of those leaders from many different faiths gathered to condemn the burning. the pastor has to carry a weapon because he has got p 100 death threats. he has been denied a bonfire permit. it will remain to be seen whethe
george's county fire ems. thanks for joining us this morning. we know it's early. >>> 4:31 is our time. that means it's time for weather and traic on the 1s. here's tom. >> another dry morning under way. we do have a time for some rain by this time tomorrow morning. we may have wet streets and roads and sidewalks. looking at temperatures around the region it's in the 60s from the shenandoah valley to the atlantic beaches. now 69 at national airport. the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, many locations in the 50s there. it's in the low0s on the eastern shore away from the waters and around virginia's tide water region up near upper 60s. over the last 12 hours we've seen som increase in the cloud cover coming from a low essure system that's spreading some rain from michigan down through ohio, indiana, kentucky, southern illinois. that's heading to theeast. and it may arrive here this evening. before then, increasing clouds, highs, mid 80s. then there is that chance of a passing shower this evening. maybe some thunder, small chance of that. d then tomorrow we'll get increasing
. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell is in with us thismorning. already warm out there. >> very warm. it was hot yesterday. crazy hot. 99 degrees yesterday the hottest we've ever been so late in the year. it's not going to be -- >> ever? >> ever. we've never been that high this late in the season before. will not be that hot today but still going to be some ten to 15 degreesarmer than average. outside right now 75 degrees in town. mostly low 70s in many locations. there's a cold front heading in our direction. come here through the day. might kick off a sprinkle or two in the mountains. mperatures up close to 90 degrees for a time this afternoon before some cooler weather arrives for tomorrow. don't forget it's saturday, it's fall. send your college football request to chuck.bell@nbc.com. if you want your team represented you have to let me know who they are. >> i'm sure you'll get the emails. >>> we're following some breaking news this morning out of prince george's county right now where three people have been shot. the shooting happened in the 5,500 block o
in less than two weeks. >>> ahead on "news 4 today." how nasa is using earl as an opportunity to learn things. >> we'll look at the damage earl has caused along the north carolina coast. >>> it's risky business, one store is not open yet and already getting a lot of attention in virginia. >>> a look ahead to the weekend as well as a check of the traffic. stay with u >>> hurricane earl is now pounding the outer banks with heavy rain and strong winds. the radar showing the center of circulation is 50 miles to the southeast of cape hatteras. right now, right at the nags head beach, they just had a gust over 60 miles per hour, getting very heavy rain. it should be raining in ocean city pretty soon. we are getting a few sprinkles around the metro area. light rain in the northern neck of virginia and on the lower eastern shore at this time. we'll have highs climbing out of the 70s where we are now to the upper 80s. maybe a little sun back this afternoon. there is a chance of a passing shower. great weather for the holiday weekend. a look into the next week in 10 minutes. >> ashley, how's tra
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us. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >>> it's been 17 years no since a 22-year-old woman was terrorized and raped in her apartment in charles county, maryland. she has since moved out of the area but recetly returned to tell her ful story in hopes that her attacker will be caught. joe krebs has our report on this cold ce. >> reporter: it started here, july 20, 1993 in waldorf, maryland. >> the department was burglarized. this washe first night of, i guess, two nigs of misery. >> reporter: misery for this woman who woke up in the milled oft -- middle of the night and noticed something strange. >> all the cabinet doors were open in my kitchen. obviously someone had been in my house, so i called police. >> reporter: she wants people to know her story but not her identity. >> obviously, i was very scared ask freaked out somebody had been in my house while i was sleeping. >> reporter: she
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